The Residential Life Honors Program scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 has been postponed due to the weather related closing of all MDCC campuses. The event will be rescheduled. More information will be issued by the Office of Student Services.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans made an early exit from the State Basketball Championship Tournament losing 70-61 to the No.1 South seed Pearl River Community College Wildcats Tuesday night at Wesson.
The Trojans led during the early going of the first half but the Wildcats tied the game at 22-all at the 10:15 mark and led the remainder of the way. The score was 39-34 Pearl River at the break.
The Cats pushed out to an 11 point lead at several points during the second half but the Trojans kept fighting and closed the gap to just five points four different times before Pearl River ended the game with another push out to 11.
Sophomore guard Zarmarlus Griffin made the final bucket of the game and was the game’s high scorer with 18 points. He was followed by sophomore guard Darius Dukes with 13 points (4-7 treys) and freshman center Travon Harper with 10 points. Tyrone McNeese and Ondarious Hamlin added eight points apiece.
The Trojans end their MACJC season with a 10-13 overall record and a 6-6 North Division mark. Teams for the NJCAA Region XXIII Tournament (Mississippi and Louisiana) have not been set so it is not known if the Trojans will seeded in that tournament this year.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team faced the defending State Champions Friday at Ellisville and came away with two losses, 14-4 and 4-1.
In game one the Bobcats scored their 14 runs on 13 hits with three errors and five men left on base. They scored five runs in the first, three in the second, one each in the fourth and fifth and four in the sixth inning. The Trojans four runs came off five hits with two errors. They left six runners stranded. Delta scored two runs in the first and two in the second.
Ty Dean led the Trojans at the plate with two hits and an RBI. DeShawn Lindsay also had two hits while Austin Burdine had one. Chandler Massengale was the losing pitcher going one inning and giving up seven runs on four hits and walking three batters. Caleb Brown pitched 3.1 innings in relief and Kenny Hilton went one inning.
In game two the Trojans scored one run (in the top of the seventh) on seven hits with four errors and eight runners left on base while the Bobcats scored four runs on seven hits with two errors and eight men left on base.
Tays Hardy had two hits in the game while Ty Dean had one and an RBI. Jordan Lambert, Matt Ray, Michael Beloso, and Ayreon Davis also had one hit each. Matt Ray took the loss on the mound going 1.2 innings and giving up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Relievers included Skylar Lawson, Austin Burdine, Lee Quates, and Tyler Dowdy.
The losses leave the Trojans with a 5-4 overall record. MDCC’s next games are scheduled for Tuesday at Livingston, AL. where they will play a doubleheader against the University of West Alabama (JV). First pitch is set for 1 p.m.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans earned a berth in the MACJC State Tournament after defeating the Coahoma Community College Tigers 74-63 Thursday night in Clarksdale.
The Trojans jumped out to an early 11 point lead in the first five minutes of the game but the Tigers charged back and tied the game at 15-all with 11:30 left in the first half. The game stayed close for the remainder of the half with the Tigers taking a 29-28 lead into the dressing room at halftime.
Coahoma opened up a four point lead in the first two minutes of the second half but it was all Trojans after that as Delta gained the advantage and never trailed again pushing out to a 10 point lead, 57-47, at the 8:30 mark. MDCC’s largest lead was 13 points with under 30 seconds remaining in the game.
Sophomore Darius Dukes lead the game in scoring with 23 points going 5-7 from beyond the arc and a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe. Sophomore Ondarius Hamlin was the game’s second highest scorer with 18 points. He scored a double-double with 11 rebounds while freshman Travon Harper added 11 points.
The win puts the Trojans overall record at 10-12 overall and 6-6 in the North Division. That’s good enough for fourth place and a spot in the state playoffs which begin Monday at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson. The men’s part of the tournament gets underway on Tuesday. The time for MDCC’s game has not been set but they will face the No.1 seed from the South Division. This will be either Pearl River Community College or Jones Junior College.
The Lady Trojans ended their season with a 6-16 overall record and a 3-9 division mark after a disappointing 64-60 loss the Coahoma Lady Tigers.
For some reason the Lady Trojans just couldn’t seem to hit the hole as they quickly fell behind by 10 points, 23-13, at the 10 minute mark. They were down by 21 points, 46-25, at the break.
But, the MDCC women didn’t give up. They were down by 20 points at the 12:20 mark in the second half when they made a 19-2 run to cut the deficit to 58-55 with just over five minutes left in the game.
The Lady Trojans held the Lady Tigers scoreless for three trips down the court but were unable to capitalize and ended up being outscored 64-60 in the end.
Sophomore Niya Head led Mississippi Delta in scoring with 17 points and notched a double-double with 11 rebounds. She was followed in double figures by Racquel Harper with 13 points and Mary Washington with 11 points.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans baseball team traveled to Wesson Wednesday and split a double header with the Copiah-Lincolns Community College Wolves losing the first game 11-0 and winning game two 10-9.
The Wolves jumped out to a 8-0 lead in the first inning of game one and then added a run in the second inning and two in the fourth while holding the Trojans scoreless one just three hits. Co-Lin’s 11 runs came on 10 hits and both teams stranded five runners on base.
Freshman left-hander Tre Hobbs was the losing pitcher in the contest giving up eight runs on four hits with one strikeout and four walks in two innings of work. Right-hander Tyler Milligan pitched one-and-a-third innings in relief giving up one run and one hit with one walk. D.J. Stewart (two innings) finished the game giving up two runs on five hits with a strikeout and a walk each. Demarcus Mahone, Matt Ray and Clay LaBeff all had one hit apiece in the game.
Game two was a different affair. The Trojans took a 1-0 lead in the first inning while the Wolves answered with single runs in the first, second and third to take a 3-1 lead. Delta added three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth but the Wolves tied the game at 8-all with three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth inning.
In the top of the seventh Peyton Callahan singled and scored Jordan Lambert and Matt Ray to give the Trojans a 10-8 lead. Co-Lin could only manage one run in the bottom of the seventh as the leadoff batter tripled and scored on a single by the next batter. Freshman lefty Tyler Dowdy then struck out the next two batters. The game ended on a line-out to second baseman Clay LaBeff.
Dowdy was the winning pitcher going two-and-a-third innings and giving up one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Starter Kyle Wilson went three innings giving up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts and one walk while Lee Quates (1.2 innings) gave up four runs on four hits.
Jordan Lambert led the Trojans at the plate with four hits, three RBI’s, and three runs. Matt Ray had two hits and two RBI’s while Peyton Callahan had one hit and two RBI’s. Demarcus Mahone, Ty Dean and Tays Hardy had two hits each while Michael Beloso and Clay LaBeff had one hit each.
The Trojans are currently 5-2 overall. Their next scheduled games will be Friday at Ellisville against the Bobcats of Jones Junior College. The 7-1 Bobcats are the defending State Champions and ended the 2014 regular season ranked sixth in the nation. First pitch is 2 p.m.
Kiyona Crawford of Indianola and Kirk Melvin of Mound Bayou have been named Mr. and Miss MDCC for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Crawford, a biology major, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Delta Dancers, and is president of the college's Student Government Association. She plans to attend The University of Mississippi once obtaining an associate's degree.
Melvin, a general education major, serves as manager for The Delta Dancers. He plans to attend Delta State University and pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
Mr. and Miss MDCC are nominated and voted on by the student body each spring. For more information, visit www.msdelta.edu or call (662) 246-MDCC.